Lingua disponibile: ingleseOne of the most distinctive of all pianists, Erroll Garner proved that it was possible to be a sophisticated player without knowing how to read music, that a creative jazz musician can be very popular without watering down his music, and that it is possible to remain an enthusiastic player without changing one's style once it is formed. A brilliant virtuoso who sounded unlike anyone else, Erroll Garner on medium-tempo pieces often stated the beat with his left hand like a rhythm guitar while his right played chords slightly behind the beat, creating a memorable effect. His playful free-form introductions (which forced his sidemen to really listen), his ability to play stunning runs without once glancing at the keyboard, his grunting and the pure joy that he displayed while performing were also part of the Erroll Garner magic. Garner, whose older brother Linton is also a fine pianist, appeared on the radio with the Kan-D-Kids at the age of ten. After working locally in Pittsburgh, he moved to New York in 1944 and worked with Slam Stewart's trio during 1944-45 before going out on his own. By 1946 Garner had his sound together and when he backed Charlie Parker on his famous "Cool Blues" session of 1947, the pianist was already an obvious giant. His unclassifiable style had an orchestral approach straight from the swing era but was open to the innovations of bop. From the early '50s Garner's accessible style became very popular and he never seemed to have an off day up until his forced retirement (due to illness) in early 1975. His composition "Misty" became a standard. Erroll Garner, who had the ability to sit at the piano without prior planning and record three albums in one day (all colorful first takes), made many records throughout his career for such companies as Savoy, Mercury, RCA, Dial, Columbia, EmArcy, ABC-Paramount, MGM, Reprise and his own Octave label.
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Supportata dalla Mack Avenue Records, la Octave Music prosegue la sua pubblicazione di registrazioni inedite o rare di Erroll Garner. Stavolta è la volta di un live al Royal Concertgebouw di Amsterdam il 7 novembre 1964 intitolato Nightconcert, in cui, accompagnato dal contrabbasso di Eddie Calhoun e dalla batteria di Kelly Martin, il pianista rivisita alcune perle del Great American Songbook. Avremo anche ascoltato mille volte Over the Rainbow, Night And Day, My Funny Valentine, On Green Dolphin Street o Laura, ma le riassaporiamo qui per l’ennesima volta senza alcun problema, grazie a questo jazz dallo swing magnificato. Offrire una simile gamma di colori, in tre soltanto, è cosa degna di un prodigio. E, come sempre in Garner, si passa da un’intimità cameristica a fuochi d’artificio virtuosi, da ricercatezze di stile a uppercut ritmici. Nel bel mezzo di questo swing loquace e comunicativo, i Garnerofili saranno lieti di trovare un brano raro come That Amsterdam Swing… Dopo The Complete Concert by the Sea nel 2015 e Ready Take One nel 2016, ecco qui un terzo archivio indispensabile. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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